Tagged: national park service

Hot Springs Officials Contemplate Future of Arlington Hotel

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

At the beginning of last week, a major meeting had been scheduled for public and private interests concerned about the deterioration of the 480-room, nearly 400,000-SF building. Within a couple of days, all of that had been scratched.

In Little Rock, National Parks Chief Says System Must Appeal to Millennials

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/3/2016 6:55 am

The National Park Service must broaden its appeal to millennials as it celebrates its 100th birthday this year, the director of the agency said Tuesday in Little Rock.

US Agencies Investigate Fire at Bill Clinton Childhood Home in Hope

by Associated Press 12/30/2015 5:27 am

U.S. authorities have joined the investigation into a fire that damaged the childhood home of former President Bill Clinton in Arkansas.

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Celebrates 100 Years of Conservation and Outdoor Family Fun

by Heather Bennett 10/1/2015 12:00 am

Since the AGFC’s inception 100 years ago, the agency has worked diligently to restore wildlife habitats and native species populations. They have partnered with state and federal agencies, organizations and private citizens to enforce regulations, reintroduce species and ensure habitat recovery throughout Arkansas for all to enjoy.

Fouling a National River Is Bad for Business (Vic Snyder & Ed Bethune Commentary)

by Ed Bethune and Vic Snyder 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Recently, food giant Cargill placed a hog factory in the watershed of America’s first National River. The Buffalo River in the Arkansas Ozarks was deemed to be of such unique ecological value that congressional Republicans and Democrats joined together to preserve it.

Rohwer Preservation Projects Get National Grants

by Associated Press 6/12/2014 11:13 am

The National Park Service has awarded nearly a quarter-million dollars in grants to projects in Arkansas that help preserve and interpret sites that were used to confine Japanese Americans during World War II.

Arkansas National Parks Create $138.9M in Economic Benefit in 2012, Down From 2011

by Lee Hogan 3/5/2014 9:20 pm

A new report by the National Park Service shows more than 2.7 million people spent $138.9 million and supported 2,014 jobs while visiting Arkansas’ national parks in 2012.

NPS Taking Proposals From Businesses to Open Up in Ozark Bathhouse

by Associated Press 10/25/2013 9:29 am

The National Park Service is accepting proposals from businesses who want to open shop in an historic bathhouse in Hot Springs.

Freedom Park Dedicated In Helena

by Luke Jones 2/25/2013 12:00 am

Freedom Park, a segment of Helena-West Helena’s Civil War tourism development project, was scheduled to be dedicated Feb. 23.

Clinton Home in Hope Now a National Historic Site

by Karen Martin 4/28/2011 4:35 pm

Bill Clinton's boyhood home in Hope has been open as a museum for more than a decade, but this is the first year that visitors are seeing the home as part of the National Park Service.

10 Cool Degrees You Should Consider

by NEXT Staff 9/9/2010 12:00 am

Turn your passions into paydays with some of these out-of-the-ordinary and lesser-known degrees that are offered in Arkansas. They’re sure to suit specific personalities and open the door to unique opportunities.

Outdoor Adventures: Arkansas Is Rich in Outdoor Recreation Possibilities

by Living in Arkansas staff 8/1/2009 12:00 am

Arkansas’s gorgeous scenery has earned the state a well-deserved reputation as an outdoor enthusiast’s Shangri-la. And there’s no wonder why.